Edema is a condition in which excess water (water that cannot be metabolized) accumulates in the body or on the surface of the body. "Water" is said to occupy about 60 to 70% of the body. It is said that about 90% of plasma (liquid part of blood) in blood is water, and it is indispensable for life activities such as circulating nutrients throughout the body and controlling body temperature. However, if this circulation of water is stagnant and accumulates in the body, it may cause a complete change and malfunction. This condition is called "water stagnation" in Chinese medicine. As the name implies, "water stagnation" is a condition in which water metabolism is poor and water discharge is stagnant.
Edema (swelling) varies from mild to severe. From things like swelling of the face in the morning, which is a problem, to kidney failure and severe edema throughout the body. When it gets worse, ascites may accumulate and pleural effusion may accumulate, making it difficult to breathe.
The most common symptoms are swelling of the legs in the afternoon, thick lower body, and swelling of the face when waking up in the morning. The cause of this type of swelling is not external factors such as allergies or changes in temperature, but eczema that occurs in the body. This is called "internal humidity". Edema occurs when the flow of body fluids is blocked and internal moisture accumulates when this trifocal vaporization does not function smoothly. Therefore, swelling is a symptom closely related to the spleen, lungs, kidneys, and liver of the five organs. In traditional medicine, swelling is eliminated by improving the function of these viscera.
Consider which part of the body the swelling symptoms are concentrated in, and which energy line of the whole body should be the focus of the approach depending on the symptoms closely related to the spleen, lungs, kidneys, and liver of the five organs, and perform the whole body treatment. To go.